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Virginia Police K-9 Association

in partnership with

Chesterfield County Police

K9 Section


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Be the decoy your dog deserves!

March 5 - 6, 2024

Chesterfield County Police K9 Training Center

10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832

This two-day training course will focus on techniques to build drive and increase confidence and effectiveness in patrol canines.

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Register now - scan the QR code below or request  at

Register Now!

$300 per Handler/K9 Team

20 Team Limit

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Registration form can also be obtained by emailing or DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE


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Carlos Ramirez, CRK9


Carlos Ramirez was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the city of Caguas where he lived with his family on a horse farm. This is where Carlos was first exposed to animal care-taking and training. Following his passion for animals, he helped train the horses on the farm and also worked as a veterinary technician for five years.


Carlos moved to the United States in 2004 after receiving an athletic scholarship to The Ohio State University. Looking to follow a career in the canine behavior/canine training field, he attended the Tom Rose School and graduated with his Master Dog Trainer certification in 2013.


After graduating, Carlos worked with several of the leaders in the canine industry including former Navy Seal Mike Ritland as Kennel Master at the Warrior Dog Foundation and Trikos International. Carlos also has experience managing military and government contracts such as TSA, Border Patrol, NSA, Department of Defense, etc. He is always furthering his knowledge by attending continuing education courses and seminars and working in collaboration with other trainers.


His experience includes training dogs for many different purposes such as medical alert, PTSD/service dog, competitive obedience, personal protection, police work, search and rescue, and others. Combining Carlos's experience in veterinary medicine and canine training, you can rest assured your dog will receive the highest level of care and most innovative methods of training available.

Michael Nezbeth, Grassroots K9


Head Trainer and Founder Michael Nezbeth established Grassroots K9 with one goal in mind.. provide custom training to his clients’ lifestyle and needs from the K9.


This vision was created when Michael became a father. He desired to have a family friendly dog and one that would protect his house hold if needed. Through vigorous studying and training, Michael used his background in Psychology and Sociology to create Grassroots K9. Since his startup Michael has successfully worked with the everyday household pets to police k9's. His diverse training has aided police forces and numerous house holds with their pets.


​Grassroots K9 is established to meet the increasing demand for expert training for dogs in all disciplines.

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